: Springfield, MAPosted:
: Aug 26, 2022Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-timeRef. No.:
: 3524Position ID:
About American International College:
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on an 88+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 888,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has approximately 2200 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career-focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.
AIC seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor (9-month) position in Sociology, housed within the Division of Social and Life Sciences, School of Business, Arts, and Sciences, beginning January 9, 2023. All areas in sociology will be considered. The ideal candidate will help to strengthen and grow the department, with opportunity to review courses, refocus the major, and strengthen the connections with other departments in the division, particularly criminal justice and psychology.
A doctorate in sociology, or a closely related field, is required. ABDs will be considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have their degree by January 31, 2024.
Teach 24 credit hours per academic year (generally 12 credits hours per academic semester) as assigned by the Dean, unless other arrangements, additional duties, or contract provisions have been made
Participate in course and curriculum development
Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major. Attend the AIC assessment workshops
Serve as academic advisor for students in the major and for other students as may be assigned by the Department Chair/Division Director and/or Dean
Serve on Faculty Senate, faculty and trustee committees, or ad hoc committees as elected or appointed by the Dean or Provost
Maintain a minimum of four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet the needs of the students, and to be available to meet with students, as needed, at other times throughout the week
Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings
Attend the Academic Awards program, Convocation, and Commencement exercises, and be available to participate in activities which promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus
Participate in professional development activities related to one's faculty role
Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one's discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities
Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities
Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair/Director, Dean or Provost
Assist the Center for Academic Success with activities related to student success, retention and advising
Assist Admissions with student recruitment as related to departmental programs
Other duties as assigned.
Required Degree(s): Doctorate in Sociology or related field. ABDs will be considered
Preferred Degree(s): Doctorate in Sociology or related field.
Required Field of Expertise: Sociology or related field
Strong commitment to high-quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds
Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Canvas or other web-based learning platform, and the instructional use of technology to teach traditional, hybrid or on-line courses, as needed
Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty
Expertise that complements and expands that of the department
Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship
This is a full-time, exempt level, benefit-eligible position. Hours of work are determined based on the needs of the department and are flexible to the needs of the department. Occasional weekend event work required.
AIC reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.
AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
With limited exceptions, all AIC employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. See the complete policy by clicking here.
Qualified applicants should save and submit the following documents with the online application.
- Brief cover letter
- Current resume
- Contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor)
Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.